Celebrity Big Brother has barely begun, and already we’re gagging at the drama, hunties — and of course it’s because of Omarosa on Celebrity Big Brother! Omarosa Manigault-Newman definitely didn’t hold back about her time working in Trump’s White House during last night’s debut of the CBS reality competition show.
While speaking to RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Ross Mathews, the former director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison gave her take on why she took the job to work for
a madman Trump.
Mathews is literally the voice of America when he asks her: “From the outside, can I tell you as a voter, as a citizen, I never got it, why you went to the White House with him?”
“I felt like it was like a call of duty,” Omarosa answers. “I felt like I was serving my country, not serving him. It was always about the country. I was haunted by tweets every single day, like what is he going to tweet next?”
Mathews asks, “Does anybody say to him, ‘What are you doing?'”
“I tried to be that person and then all of the people around him attacked me. It was like keep her away from him. Don’t give her access. Don’t let her talk to him. Ivanka’s there, Jared’s there.”
Mathews uses his time on the couch with her, asking her who is that voice in Trump’s ear telling him what to do. He asks: “Who has that power to say, ‘What’s going on?'”
“I don’t know. I’m not there. It’s not my circus, not my monkeys. You know, I’d like to say not my problem but I can’t say that because it’s bad.”
Tears in her eyes, Omarosa’s outlook on America is dark and dank. She concludes, “It’s not going to be OK.”
But could her sob story just be one part of her strategy on the competition reality series?
“I would say it’s surprising,” executive producer Allison Grodner told Entertainment Weekly of the other guests’ reaction to the former member of the Trump administration living among them. “There is no doubt she was polarizing, judging by the reaction to her walking in. Remember we sequestered everyone so they had no idea of the cast. They did not know until they stood on that stage. Certainly the biggest reaction was to Omarosa.
“But I will tell you this… she’s smart. And she knows her reputation going into this house. She also happens to be a Big Brother superfan. And she is playing to win. It will be surprising to people.”